Alae, Corpus Christi spikers top NorMin PVF 18U qualifier

CAGAYAN DE ORO. The Corpus Christi spikers barely make it to the Mindanao qualifying stage of the Philippine Volleyball Federation Under-18 girls tourney on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Mary's covered court in Cagayan de Oro City. (Lynde Salgados)

ALAE National High School in Bukidnon and Corpus Christi School of Cagayan de Oro made a 1-2 finish to qualify in the Mindanao elimination stage of the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF)-Tanduay Athletics Girls Under-18 "Series In Your Cities" Volleyball Tournament.

The Corpus Christi girls lost in their opening game assignment but bounced back against a team from Bukidnon en route to a final match-up with eventual champion Alae National High School on Saturday, August 17, at St. Mary's covered court in Cagayan de Oro City.

Third place went to BNSHI School of Maramag, Bukidnon.

"Walo ka teams ang nagdula pero duha ra ang mo-advance sa Mindanao elimination stage," said tournament coordinator Alex Adeva.

Thus, Alae Natiuonal High School and Corpus Christi moved to the Mindanao elimination stage to vie for one of two slots allotted for Mindanao in the national finals to be held at the Tanduay Athletics Volleyball Center (Cantada Sports Center) in Metro-Manila.

The national champion goes to Singapore to participate in a tournament and/or play with local high school teams.

Tournament Director will be perennial UAAP Volleyball Commissioner, Dr. Otie Camangian to be assisted by PVF Executive Assistant Weng Mardo Caparas.

PVF President Edgardo "Tito Boy" Cantada will grace the occasion as in all legs of the "Series" accompanied by PVF Sec. Gen. Gerard Cantada.

Completing the cast of the Northern Mindanao elimination also coordinated by SPO$ Anthony Carbajal are host St. Mary's School, Valencia NHS, Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School, Xavier University High School, Bukidnon NSHI and San Agustin Ins.


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